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A collection of ten short stories of unusual people, places, and events, including reimagined classic tales and original works, most of which were previously published.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2013
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780375869204
Branch Call Number: Y LAN
Characteristics: 223 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Yellow cake


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Jul 04, 2013

Ten short stories, many of them re-visions of old tales (Hans Christian Anderson and the Bible make their appearance). All are set in strange worlds; most have a certain brutality to them. Reading them is quite a trancelike experience. I couldn’t quite get into them. As this author is highly acclaimed, I suspect that it’s less that she’s a bad author and more that she and I simply don’t mesh. The first story, “The Point of Roses” is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever read.

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